forklift operator resume example with 18+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Diligently coordinates all warehouse activities to keep products moving quickly and meet continuous shipping demands. Highly organized leader with good program management and team-building abilities focused on maximizing efficiency and performance. Proven track record of enforcing best practices in fast-paced environments. Talented Warehouse Supervisor offering 13 years of leadership and expertise in overseeing training and performance of 11-25 employees. Accomplished in maintaining smooth warehouse operations through accurate recordkeeping, logistics management, planning and inter-departmental communications. Successful in remaining informed of customer demand and sales forecasts to maintain appropriate amount of product inventory.

  • Material inventory
  • Physically fit and agile
  • Palletizer
  • Shipping operations
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Warehouse Management
  • BOL knowledge
  • Process management
  • Customer-focused
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Certified forklift operator
  • RFID systems
  • Basic math aptitude
  • Equipment operations
  • Production deadline management
  • Warehouse best practices
  • Safety awareness
  • Material handling
  • Material sourcing and distribution
  • Loading and unloading
  • Deadline-driven
  • Staging and sorting
  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Shift checklists
  • Listening skills
  • Microsoft Office
  • Employee training
  • Effective planning
  • Keenness of insight
  • Conflict management
  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Leadership development
  • Leadership
  • Goal-oriented
  • Processes and procedures
  • Issue and conflict resolution
  • Planning
  • Decision-making
  • Troubleshooting
  • Data management
  • Time management
  • Problem resolution
  • Organizational skills
  • Management
  • Production
  • Staff supervision
  • Logistics oversight
  • Project management
  • Warehouse operations
  • Performance improvements
  • Schedule management
  • Employee development
  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Supervision and training
  • Cross-functional team management
Education and Training
Gateway High School Kissimmee, FL Expected in 05/2002 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Ridout Lumber Company - Forklift Operator
Joplin, MO, 10/2020 - Current
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Transferred materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Drove industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Complied with OSHA regulations, company policies and protocols to maintain safe and efficient operations.
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Acted as spotter to alert forklift driver if products were slipping or falling.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to guarantee loads of exact quantity and product type.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Sustained forklift functionality by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues to management.
Southeastern Freight Lines - Forklift Operator/ Leadman
City, STATE, 06/2012 - 04/2020
  • Tied and secured loads and hazmat to prevent freight from shifting.
  • Weighed materials and recorded weights for accurate recordings.
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Transferred materials to and from appointment warehouse to designated loads for customer or company requests.
  • Checked inbound and outbound products, inspected for damage and recorded any discrepancies on trailer manifests.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets to maximize space in trailers.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and reach truck.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash also sweepped trailers out of debris for easy unload for drivers.
  • Contributed to profitability by training new employees on safe, efficient use of forklift equipment and through troubleshooting machines to maintain optimal performance and limit overtime cost.
  • Routed driver routes for the day as scheduled by freight appointment or difficulty of freight.
  • As Leadman was back up to supervisor in charge of 30 routes making sure they were in perfect condition for driver unload.
  • Consistently met deadlines for loading trailers to meet departure deadlines.
  • Was part of the safety committee to make sure fellow coworkers were working safe to protect each other.
United Parcel Service Of America Inc. - Front Line Supervisor
City, STATE, 06/2002 - 08/2015
  • Trained and mentored new employees with focus on store best practices to improve customer satisfaction
  • Promoted culture of integrity, positivity and collaboration by delivering top-notch employee coaching and mentoring.
  • Modeled high-quality customer service to team of 11-25 employees.
  • Created employee recognition program to drive employee performance.
  • Implemented loss protection initiatives to reduce theft and shrink.
  • Assigned tasks to employees while supervising daily operations and task completion.
  • Delegated work to employees based on shift requirements, individual strengths and unique training.
  • Taught junior employees how to meet operational goals and production numbers.
  • Kept track of employee daily clock in and clock out times, also attendance.
  • Was part of the safety committee to enforce proper safety procedures in the work place.
  • Performed daily safety audits on employees to enhance personal safety in the workplace.
  • Validated employee times for payroll.
  • Performed any disciplinary actions like poor attendance or performance.
  • Performed pretrip and post trip of work area making sure there is no mechanical issues.
  • In charge of daily production goals for the work area.
  • Made sure employees worked in a safe and timely manner.
  • Made sure trailers were correct numbers and DOT regulated.
  • Kept up with all employee scanners to make sure they were in working order.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Recognized as Employee of the year or 2005 for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Led team to achieve production goals daily , earning recognition from upper management and production awards.
  • Inspected 20 lifts per shift to verify safety and quality of goods.
  • Contributed to an accident-free environment 8 years in a row.
  • Recognized as “Employee of the Month” in April to June 2014, and July to September 2016.
  • Loaded and unloaded an average of 15 bills per hour of a goal of 11 per hour.

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School Attended

  • Gateway High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Operator/ Leadman
  • Front Line Supervisor


  • High School Diploma

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